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Karri Ramo stopped 31 of 33 shots in Sunday's 3-0 loss to Anaheim.

It's pretty clear that through two games, the Flames have been overwhelmed by the Ducks. Calgary turned to Ramo on Sunday after being forced to pull former Duck Jonas Hiller in back-to-back starts. The Flames will be disappointed to go down 0-2 in the series, but they did show that they could keep up with the Ducks in the second half of the game. It will be interesting to see if Bob Hartley goes back to Hiller or if he will give Ramo another shot to prove himself. Calgary isn't in a good spot, but they aren't in trouble yet. The picture will look more bleak if they fail to collect a win on home ice in Game Three on Tuesday night.
May 4 - 1:01 AM

The Calgary Flames dropped a 3-0 decision to the Anaheim Ducks in Game Two of their best-of-seven series.

The young Flames squad overwhelmed Vancouver in the first round but they have been unable to get anything going against a much more complete Anaheim team. Calgary has been outscored 9-1 in the first two games of the series, and they will need to find the back of the net more frequently at home if they hope to extend the series. Sean Monahan finished the night with a minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes and one shot on goal.
May 4 - 12:51 AM

Raphael Diaz won't be playing in Sunday's Game Two tilt against the Anaheim Ducks.

Diaz has been dealing with a lower body injury but it's unclear if he is sitting out because he isn't ready to return or because the Flames would rather dress six other defensemen.
May 3 - 10:09 PM

Drew Shore will be a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Micheal Ferland will also be scratched but he is dealing with an injury. Mason Raymond and David Wolf will take their place in Calgary's lineup. The Flames will look to shake things up after being blown out in Game One on Thursday.
May 3 - 10:06 PM

Micheal Ferland will not play in Sunday's game two tilt against Anaheim.

Ferland was on the ice for the pre-game warmup, but he ultimately wasn't fit enough to suit up in this game. David Wolf will replace Ferland in the lineup.
May 3 - 10:02 PM

Micheal Ferland took part in Calgary's morning skate on Sunday.

Ferland has been dealing with an upper body injury, but it looks like he will be able to suit up for game two. He was on a line with Matt Stajan and David Jones during line rushes.
May 3 - 3:05 PM

Jiri Hudler (undisclosed) took part in Calgary's morning skate on Sunday.

Hudler skated on a line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau during the morning session. Flames fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as it looks like he will be able to play in game two after all.
May 3 - 3:03 PM

Assistant GM Craig Conroy is comparing Sam Bennett to Corey Perry.

Wow! That is quite the comparison and if the future holds true, the Flames will have one of the best players in the NHL. "Oh, if you give it to (Bennett), he gives it back tenfold," Craig Conroy said. "If he feels he took a late hit, you don’t know what he’s going to do, and that’s similar to Corey Perry. He’s never backing down, going to be in the scrum — even starting most of them — which I love. He’s 100% in, all the time. I saw it in the junior games. Did he take bad penalties at times? Yeah, he did, but that’ll come out of his game. We want him to play with an edge ... on the edge." The comparison is not there yet but could be in the next couple of years so drafted Bennett in all keeper leagues if you still can.
Source: Calgary Sun
May 3 - 7:42 AM

Brandon Bollig provided a laugh for his teammates on Friday to ease the tension.

The young Flames are into the second round of the playoffs and coach Bob Hartley thought the players needed a good laugh so he showed Bollig's movie debut to the team. "I came to the rink (Friday), and Bob asked if I would mind that he put it at the end of the video, and I said, ‘Absolutely not,’ " Bollig said after Saturday’s practice session in Anaheim. "I knew exactly how it would go. I knew guys would get a kick out of it. I knew it would lighten the mood. They've been calling me my character’s name since that, so I think they enjoyed it. They got a pretty good kick out of it. They didn’t stop talking about it all day, so I think it served its purpose." Bollig was only 12 at the time the movie was shot so it appears that an acting career after his NHL career is over may not be in the cards.
Source: Calgary Sun
May 3 - 7:36 AM

Micheal Ferland (upper body) is questionable for Game 2 Sunday.

It was thought after Friday's contest that Ferland would be able to go Sunday but he was unable to practice on Saturday, putting his status for Game 2 in doubt. Stay tuned.
May 3 - 7:15 AM

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman didn't practice on Saturday, but it sounds like he's good to go for Game 2.

Wideman seemed shaken up by a blocked shot in Game 1. The Flames need offense from their defense, and Wideman is one of the leading sources of it. The 32-year-old has four assists in seven postseason contests after generating 56 points in 80 games in 2014-15.
May 2 - 5:51 PM

Calgary Flames defenseman Raphael Diaz is considered day-to-day and is hoping to play in Game 2.

He's borderline even when healthy, so being short of 100 percent isn't great for his chances. That said, the Flames could use all the help they can get after being dominated in Game 1.
May 2 - 5:43 PM

Rugged winger Micheal Ferland was unable to practice for the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

Word is that he'll be able to play in Game 2, and there's nothing out of the ordinary about resting a banged-up skater. Still, it's a reminder to be safe regarding Ferland.
May 2 - 4:18 PM

It's difficult to tell how much progress he's making, but Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano was involved in practice on Saturday.

He only engaged in limited contact, yet even being a part of it is an intriguing development for a defenseman many labelled as a no-brainer Norris winner had he stayed healthy in the 2014-15 season. There's a long way to go, but players frequently fight through injuries in the playoffs, so you never know.
May 2 - 4:04 PM

Good sign for Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler: he practiced on Saturday.

It's believed that he'll be able to play in Game 2 on Sunday, yet these things can change in the playoffs. Hudler's a huge part of Calgary's offense, so they badly need him to not only suit up, but also to perform on Sunday.
May 2 - 4:00 PM


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